staff mobility

DCU offers staff a number of options for professional development via teaching/training at a variety of partner institutions and organisations. Staff can avail of a variety of grants to support them in taking the opportunity to expand their skillset in an international environment.


Briefing

I have received support from the Erasmus Teaching Mobility on several occasions since 2014.  It has enabled me to lecture on several European School of Antennas PhD Summer Schools in Bologna, Braunschweig and Louvain-la-Neuve. It has been a great way to build and maintain links with my colleagues in Europe and to get to know the next generation of antennas and propagation researchers. 

Dr Conor Brennan, School of Electronic Engineering


There are a number of different funding programmes available to academic and administrative staff who are looking to study abroad. If you need any additional information about the programmes outlined below, feel free to contact the international office at exchange@dcu.ie.


Full-time DCU academic and teaching staff in any discipline can teach at one of our partner institutions, once that institution agrees. Your trip:

  • Must be between two and five days (excluding travel days)
  • Include a minimum of eight hours’ teaching
  • Can be taken at any time, but must be completed by September 30 in the current academic year

Where Can You Go

You can see the existing list of partners with DCU has staff exchange agreements here


How to Apply

You should first contact your intended host institution to see if they have the capacity of host your mobility. Once they have confirmed that, you should contact the Erasmus Officer in the DCU International Office. After we have confirmed that there is funding available to support your mobility, you will have complete and submit the following documents:

While you are away, you must also ask your host institution to sign and stamp your Confirmation of Attendance Dates Certificate. Finally, when you return, you will have to complete a Grant Acknowledgement Form and complete and submit a final report.


Travel and expenses

Once we have confirmed your funding, please book your travel and accommodation through your school or unit office. The International Office will reimburse your school or unit.

Submit your expense claims through CoreHR in the usual way, but ask your line manager to forward your claim to exchange@dcu.ie

DCU academic and administrative staff can undertake training at any participating institution. Qualifying activities include: job shadowing, training events, workshops and secondments. Conferences are not funded. Your trip:

  • Must be between two and five days (excluding travel days)
  • Include a minimum of eight hours’ training
  • Can be a combination of teaching and training for academic/teaching staff

Find a Place For your Staff Mobility

There are two official websites that advertise staff mobility options: 

  • IMotion Staff Week Search - This is an aggregate website which advertises staff training events and workshops that are being run throughout the EU
  • ShipCon - This is a company which is focused on providing EU funded training events

Staff can also directly contact partner universities to see if job shadowing or secondments are possible.


How to Apply

After you have received confirmation from your host organisation, you will need to contact the Erasmus Officer in the DCU International Office. Once we confirm that their is funding available for your trip, you will have to complete and submit a:

While you are away, you must also ask your host institution to sign and stamp your Confirmation of Attendance Dates Certificate. Finally, when you return, you will have to complete a Grant Acknowledgement Form and complete and submit a final report.


Travel and expenses

Once we have confirmed your funding, please book your travel and accommodation through your school or unit office. The International Office will reimburse your school or unit.

Submit your expense claims through CoreHR in the usual way, but ask your line manager to forward your claim to exchange@dcu.ie

Government of Ireland Academic Staff Mobility Programme

This is an Irish Government fund designed to support the internationalisation of higher education in Ireland. It supports collaboration or activity designed to foster collaboration. 

Discover more about the eligibility criteria, other conditions and how to apply in this programme call

Boston University Fellowship Programme

Each year, DCU nominates one full-time academic member of staff for a four-week fellowship at Boston University. This fellowship includes full library access, airfare, accommodation and a stipend for meals, but it does not include a salary. 

Once the International Office announces the application window each year, you can apply using this form.

Universidad de las Americas Puebla (UDLAP) 

Academic staff, including recent PhD graduates, can apply to the visiting faculty programme at this Mexican university, a DCU partner. Participants are paid to teach and research for up to 18 weeks at UDLAP. Full details available here.